May 20, 2024 12:56 am
Luis Lucero appointed as the new Secretary of Mining by the Javier Milei Government

The Ministry of Economy of the Nation has announced the appointment of Luis Lucero as the new Secretary of Mining. As per a statement released by the ministry, Lucero will take over from Flavia Royón who left her position in February following objections from deputies in Salta to certain points of the Omnibus Law.

Lucero is a lawyer with extensive experience in project financing, corporate matters, and complex arbitrations and litigation. He specializes in mining industry law, natural resources law, and has completed a Postgraduate Degree in Business Law from Universidad Argentina de la Empresa. He also holds a Master of Arts degree with honors from University College London (UCL) and has taken various specialization courses and seminars related to government policy and corporate strategy in mining at the University of Dundee, negotiation at Harvard Law School, and foundations of organizational sciences at Columbia Business School and the University of Cambridge.

As the head of the Mining Secretariat, Lucero plays a crucial role in proposing, executing, and controlling the country’s mining policy. The Secretariat interacts with provinces, municipalities, investors, companies, and coordinates international cooperation efforts. Argentina has vast geological-mining potential that is currently underutilized. In 2021 alone, Argentina exported $4 billion in mining products. It is projected that by 2030 this number could increase conservatively to $20 billion or possibly even reach $25 billion with the development of copper projects. Furthermore, Argentina also has an opportunity to become one of the top lithium producers globally as countries shift towards energy sources with low greenhouse emissions.

In conclusion, Lucero’s appointment as Secretary of Mining is a significant step towards improving Argentina’s mining industry’s performance. With his expertise and experience in mining law and policy development, he can lead the country towards unlocking its vast potential for mineral production while ensuring sustainable practices are adopted to minimize environmental impact.

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